Love Mercy
I hate nothing about you
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One of the very sad realties of the media we consume — print, online, social, entertainment — is that very many complex subjects get lumped together into one simplistic category. I suspect that this is partly true because it is easier to get an audience to “buy in” to a simplistic emotional term, than to expend the effort to explain the underlying ...

Freedom
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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That ...

Angry face
Boss Mug
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When I was a teenager and up until I graduated from University, I worked a succession of seasonal jobs to finance my studies. I worked as a laborer on a construction site. I shoveled cubed steak into a hopper at a meat-packing plant (seriously!) I was an inventory clerk for the local power company. I ran the tea, coffee and assorted pastries bar ...

Egg timer
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I often counsel folks never to pray for patience, because in granting such a request — by definition — you will have to wait! 

There is a long-running joke in our household that my wife prays every night, “Lord, give me patience — and I want it right now!” 

In her defense I do have to say that it is one of her most productive attributes. ...

Gaggle of girls
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For the past two columns I have looked at what the scripture has to say about the “buzzwords”  surrounding the drive to be more inclusive and equitable in dealing with people inside and outside of the church as well as the population in general. We have looked at inclusivity and equity and concluded that scripture endorses these qualities when applied ...